§ Mr. Denis Murphy
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many jobs have been created via inward investment in each of the last five years; and if she will give a breakdown of the number of jobs created in each county or equivalent area.193W
§ Mr. Ian McCartney
This information is available only on a regional basis. According to figures notified to my Department's Invest in Britain Bureau, the number of new jobs associated with inward investment in each of the last five years by each region as follows:
Inward investment into the United Kingdom Year/Region Total number of new jobs 1992–93 East 363 East Midlands 183 North-east 2,312 Northern Ireland 2,742 North-west 1,012 Scotland 4,497 South-east 1,212 South-west 285 Wales 2,382 West Midlands 1,568 Yorkshire and Humberside 1,286 Total for the year 17,842 1993–94 East 482 East Midlands 3,218 North-east 2,256 Northern Ireland 3,030 North-west 2,427 Scotland 7,635 South-east 916 South-west 1,065 Wales 3,913 West Midlands 3,370 Yorkshire and Humberside 2,329 Total for the year 30,641 1994–95 East 842 East Midlands 3,028 London 27 North-east 5,780 Northern Ireland 3,251 North-west 1,986 Scotland 7,678 South-east 3,273 South-west 1,386 Wales 3,151 West Midlands 4,797 Yorkshire and Humberside 3,152 Total for the year 38,351 1995–96 Region not identified 0 East 372 East Midlands 1,437 London1 2,588 North-East 6,075 Northern Ireland 3,741 North-West 3,592 Scotland 9,092 South-East 5,385 South-West 1,468 United Kingdom 0 West of England2 250 Wales 4,429 West Midlands 7,034 Yorkshire and Humberside 2,004 Total for the year 47,467
Inward investment into the United Kingdom Year/Region Total number of new jobs 1996–97 East 925 East Midlands 1,306 London1 2,631 North East 3,089 Northern Ireland 4,135 NorthWest 1,402 Scotland 9,928 South East 3,905 South West 682 West of England2 1,622 Wales 10,397 West Midlands 4,387 Yorkshire and Humberside 1,830 Total for the year 46,239 Total for the last 5 years 180,540 1 Prior to 1994–95 the figures for London were included in those for the South-East. 2 Prior to 1995–96 the figures for the West of England were included in those for the South-West.The IBB only records inward investment decisions by regions of the UK and these figures are based on information provided by the companies at the time of the announcement of the decision to invest in the UK. They are based on the companies best estimate of jobs created by the investment in its first three years. The figures take no account of subsequent developments.
There is no requirement to notify the Department and so the figures include only those projects where the Department's Invest In Britain Bureau and its regional partners were involved or which have come to their notice.